• Rong Xie 0820154946
  • Nipaporn Chalermnirundorn


Immersion teaching, Chinese speaking skills, Learning achievement, Students’ learning satisfaction


The objectives of this study were to (1) compare grade 5 Thai students’ learning achievement in Chinese speaking skill between a control group and an experimental group using immersion teaching method and (2) investigate grade 5 Thai students’ satisfaction in learning Chinese speaking skill using immersion teaching method. Mixed methods were applied and a section of 30 grade 5 Thai students was involved as an experimental group and another section of 30 grade 5 Thai students was selected as a control group using a clustered random sampling method. Four Lesson Plans of 100 minutes each (1 Lesson Plan = 2 Sessions) using immersion teaching were used and taught for 8 sessions (2 sessions per week) in the sample group within the time period of a month. The researcher collected the quantitative data through pre-test and post-test and the qualitative data through classroom observation (CO) and semi-structured interview. The quantitative data were analyzed by standard deviation signed rank test. The qualitative data were analyzed by thematic analysis. The significance value of the post-test mean scores between two groups was .01 which indicated that there was statistically significant enhanced learning in Chinese language speaking skill in an experimental group after the intervention. The results showed that the use of immersion teaching was effective in enhancing Grade 5 Thai students’ Chinese language speaking and the students’ learning satisfaction was positive towards the use of immersion in learning Chinese speaking.


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How to Cite

Xie, R., & Chalermnirundorn, N. (2021). THE APPLICATION OF IMMERSION TEACHING METHOD IN LEARNING CHINESE SPEAKING SKILL FOR GRADE 5 THAI STUDENTS. Academic Journal Phranakhon Rajabhat University, 12(1), 104–123. Retrieved from



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